I’m 110% pantser. Always have been.
I’ve published a book and am happy with it. I haven’t reached that point of cringing when I see it or think about it. I actually like it. Hope that lasts…
Anyway, yes. Pantser. Me. Pantsing. No outlines, no planning, none of that stuff.
Never. Ever. Nope. Not me.
I am pantsing my way through two novels at the moment. Which is quite different from my previous book of short fiction. I’m pleased to say it’s going well. It works for me.
It does, right? Yet… I have loads of books lounging on my laptop that have been there between two and twenty years. (You read that correctly. I’ve been writing a long time.)
Which brings me to my point. Finally.
Is my pantser approach what has kept those stories on my computer?
I truly do enjoy letting my characters lead the way but is it realistic to complete an entire novel without any planning?
As a grown-up person who has been on this planet a few decades or so, I know that “never say never” is not just an overused, annoying phrase. It’s true.
I’m pretty sure I’ll always be a pantser but who knows?
My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.
Do you believe self-proclaimed plotters can “wing it” or pantsers can plan, plot, and outline successfully?